Glasgow

Meals and sudden disasters

[Oct. 2023] On the day we toured Glasgow, Scotland, our main meal was steak at a chain restaurant called Brown’s. Beef is one of Scotland’s specialties, isn’t it. When we chose this restaurant, we didn’t…

Barra

Airport and the flight on the way back

[Sept. 2023] It’s almost time to say goodbye to Barra Island in the Hebrides, Scotland, where we spent the night. We took a bus to the airport from the Castlebay bus stop. The flight was…

Barra

Vortex of excitement

[Sept. 2023] At Glasgow Airport in Scotland, we went to the Logan Air boarding gate while looking sideways at people who were drinking alcohol early in the morning. The boarding gate for the flight to…

Glasgow

First, to Glasgow

[Sept. 2023] There is an island called Barra among the Hebrides, which are scattered on the west side of mainland Scotland. If you come here by plane, apparently propeller planes from Glasgow land right on…

Hydra

Excursion to the island

[Aug. 2023] While staying in Nafplio, Greece, we also went to Hydra Island. This is another destination that my husband discovered while researching for this trip. We wanted to go there after reading that there…

Meteora

All the way to

[Aug. 2023] The main reason we stayed in Athens, Greece for 3 nights this time was to take a tour to the famous Meteora from here. We had read that there are many day tours…

Paris

Frecciarossa from Paris to Milan

[July 2023] For the first time, we travelled by train from Paris, France to Milan, Italy. Our starting point was Gare de Lyon, the same station where we took the train to Fontainebleau a few…

Paris

Journey to the hotel

[July 2023] On our last  two trips to Paris, France, we encountered a lot of troubles in a row, including demonstrations and a general strike, but this was our third time lucky and we were…

Tuscany

An old man, the lifesaver for us

[June 2023] After getting full at a restaurant in Poggibonsi, a modest town in the Tuscany region of Italy, we were at a loss as to what to do, but in the end we decided…